Academic Associate Program

The Brooklyn Hospital ED is actively involved in novel scholarly work, contributing new knowledge to the field. The Academic Associate Program provides premedical and pre-health undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students an opportunity to engage in clinical research activities in the Emergency Department (ED) at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. The program also provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with ED faculty and staff in a high-acuity healthcare environment and develop relationships with faculty to help students prepare for a career in medicine.

The Academic Associate Program is led by two directors, Sylvie DeSouza, MD, and Billy Sin, PharmD. The program is offered year-round as a two-semester experience. In the first semester, students learn the clinical studies and develop skills to screen potential participants, obtain informed consent where appropriate, interview participants, and collect study data. Students in good standing from the first semester are eligible to continue in the second semester to work individually with a faculty member and study coordinators on a specific research project.

Current Openings

Recent Publications

1. Sin B, Ternas T, Motov SM. The use of subdissociative-dose ketamine for acute pain in the emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015;22:251-7.

2. Sin B, Effendi M, Bjork C, Punnapuzha S. The Use of Intravenous Lidocaine for Renal Colic in the Emergency Department. Annals Pharmacotherapy. 2016;50:242

3. Sin B, Wai M, Tatunchak T, Motov SM. The use of intravenous acetaminophen for acute pain in the emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2016;23:543-53

4. Sin B, Miller M, Chew E. Hydrochlorothiazide induced lichen planus. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2016 Feb 9. pii:0897190016630879

5. Sin B, Koop K, Liu M, Yeh, J-Y, Thandi P. Intravenous acetaminophen for renal colic in the emergency department: where do we stand?  American Journal of Therapeutics. 2016

6. Sin B, Tatunchak T, Paryavi M, Olivo M, Mian U, Ruiz J, Bupendra S. The use of ketamine for acute treatment of pain: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2017

7. Sin B, Lau K, Tong R, Ruiz J, Sarosky K, DiGregorio R, Butel S, DeSouza S. The feasibility and impact of prospective medication review in the emergency department. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017

8. Sin B, Gritzenko D, Tam G, Koop K, Mok E. The use of intravenous lidocaine for the management of acute pain secondary to traumatic ankle injury: a case report. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017